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Mini Birdhouses on Parade • May 25th, 2016

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Notice: TONIGHT IS BINGO at Akbar from 8pm to 10pm!!! (details at the bottom of this transmission)  
This Wednesday May 25th, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!

Project: Mini BIrdhouses!  
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: Cocktails, not politics! 

I can already hear you saying “What the heck am I gonna do with a mini birdhouse?!?”
I don’t have all the answers, but I do have some answers.
The best thing about fun is that fun doesn’t care.
Fun doesn’t do utilitarian purpose, uniformity, and obligation.
Crafts are fun because they’re not practical.
A mini birdhouse is a mini revolution, because it’s just sitting there serving NO PURPOSE.
The American way is to work hard, never take vacations, pretend we’re never in pain, and have moxie in the very worst of times.

BREAK THE CHAIN AND MAKE A MINI BIRDHOUSE!
Take some well earned time, and leisure the hell out of it.
We can’t be constantly be producing functional product and content, we have to have space and quiet and pockets of B-track songs running through our heads.
Over and over we’ve learned that periodical maintenance is the key to longevity, with machines, with public works projects, with the mind, and with the body. You can’t build a state-of-the-art anything unless you take time to chill the hell out.

We were meant to spend some time and think about things and paint useless items while sipping beverages in the company of each other’s finery. Keeping the stiff upper lip and always winning the game burns you out, changing gears and exploring other ways of creating fulfillment is totally valid.
Make America Craft Again.

See you at the Craft Table!

JP Craft Captain

MAY MADNESS!  

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BET YER BOTTOM BINGO • AKBAR • 8pm to 10pm • Six Action-Packed Games! • Girls, boys, balls and prizes for our big winners!!!! 50 Cents a card!!!

FUTURE ART THANGS: Masks, Metal, Druid Crafts…

 

 

Posted by on May 23, 2016 in Painting Craft

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Puzzles • May 18th, 2016

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TONIGHT! Wednesday May 18th, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Puzzle Time!   
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: The Gay Bar America Trusts 

If you were to merely pick up a jigsaw puzzle and start working on it, you would find that it would be great for your brain’s skills of dexterity, spatial reasoning and logic. But this is so deluxe because it’s not just a puzzle, it’s a personal puzzle, so YOU are the master of your puzzle! By crafting your puzzle, making it your own, you’ll also be using your brain to enter a meditative consciousness, as well as exercising patience and persistence while socializing with others.

You could make your personal puzzle look like a personal pizza, which may or may not be a drag if you put it together while hungry, but who cares, it’s yours. It’s your puzzle. You could still, technically, eat it.

It’s cardboard, you can color it in with pens or with paint, and it really is up to you. Here are some personal puzzle subjects/suggestions:

  • Secret love note
  • Flight information
  • Portrait of a corn dog
  • Seascape
  • Coaster for Cocktail Time
  • Poem for a good friend
  • Mysterious Tree full of Rabbits
  • Connect-the-Dots (a puzzle inside of a puzzle! Freak Out!)

Furthermore, if complete puzzles are not your thing, make the pieces into a necklace, it’ll look so good. And if you don’t want to solve the puzzle, if putting it together and “not knowing” is your thing right now, well that’s all right with me. There are so many things in this world that we’ll never know, which I fully endorse.

See you at the Craft Table!

JP Craft Captain

MAY MADNESS!  

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BET YER BOTTOM BINGO • AKBAR • 8pm to 10pm • Six Action-Packed Games! • Girls, boys, balls and prizes for our big winners!!!! 50 Cents a card!!!

FUTURE ART THANGS: Bird Houses, Masks, Metal, Druid Crafts…

 

 

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in Assembly Craft, Coloring Craft, Painting Craft

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Spring Bead Season • May 4th, 2016

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This Wednesday April 27th, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Spring Beads, Spring Beads! 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: You’re gonna like the way you look, we guarantee it.  

Springtime is bead time, where you adorn yourself with the things that you like, the stylish trappings of who you are. A great place to stop in and make for yourself a bauble, a fancy trinket, a treat for your wrist or a beaded headband for your mind, a place to make all of this on Wednesday is Akbar. I’m breaking out the beads, and beads are deep. Beads are more than colorful or pretty, beads are us.

Beads have been around a looooooong time! People used them for currency! They were also used as anti-stress devices, you could hold onto your beads and think about your life. This bead technique still works today. Beads are used for devotional praying, and they make great game pieces if you make a home made board game! Beads are so cool that we’re pretty sure the reason we as humans developed language is because we wanted each other’s beads. We built systems of language based on economic bead wants and needs. The oldest beads are about 72,000 years old, which means that when you wear a bead, you are wearing the first self help device known to humans. But beads didn’t just help one, they helped everyone!

Beads were around before farming, before language, before tools and shelter. Beads helped us develop social technology! Working with beads is mega primal, you’ll be like “Why does this feel so natural for me?” Come on into CraftNight and do some social technology with us, your ancient ancestors would be so proud!

See you at the Craft Table!

JP Craft Captain

HOORAY IT’S MAY!  

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*** SPECIAL EVENT*** FRIDAY/SATURDAY MAY 6th and 7th Beaches the Musical! Directed by yours truly! If you like historic gay enclaves with hot waiters serving you piping hot Mexican food and cocktails, if you like underground queer theaters, shoulder pads, wigs, drag, beards, lesbians, nurse hats, laughter, and music, it’s pretty much everything you need in one evening: TICKETS HERE! It’s all at Casita del Campo’s Cavern Club Theater! Dinner and a show!

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BET YER BOTTOM BINGO • AKBAR • 8pm to 10pm • Six Action-Packed Games! • Girls, boys, balls and prizes for our big winners!!!! 50 Cents a card!!!

 

 

Posted by on May 3, 2016 in Assembly Craft, Wearable Craft

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Sun Catchers! • April 27th, 2016

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TONIGHT! Wednesday April 27th, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Sun Catchers!
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: Because You’re Worth It 

Everybody loves the sunshine, which is why we’re making sun catchers tonight. As the months warm up, let’s make the best of it, and do sunny things, like sit on the veranda, let the rays light up your face, and watch plants experience photosynthesis. Everyone gets a sun catcher or two (while supplies last) as well as special sun catcher paint, along with a brush and lots of fun colors. This craft is beyond easy, so come on in and make one!

See you at the Craft Table!

JP Craft Captain

SPECIALS in APRIL: 

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FRIDAY APRIL 29th – MAY 7th 18th Beaches the Musical!  Unlikely friends live a lifelong journey, keeping in touch with each other and all of the emotions that go with friendship! Directed by yours truly! Casita del Campo’s Cavern Club Theater! Come and do dinner and a show!


LAST NIGHT of Gina Young’s “Sorority IN APRIL • Thursday April 28th 
10PM Gina Young’s SORORITY – a Queer Literary K-hole PERFORMANCE SITUATIONS, SCRIPT-IN-HAND READINGS, THEATRE, QUEERNESS, FEMINISM, DIRTY NEW YORK FEELINGS, CRUISING, ART BAES, LITERARY SALON SLASH PARTY VIBES

 

 

Posted by on April 27, 2016 in Assembly Craft, Coloring Craft, Painting Craft

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Finger Puppets! • April 13th, 2016

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Wednesday April 13th, 2016 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Finger Puppets!  
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink Specials at Akbar: Better Drinks through Research…  

 

It’s about time you had more friends who agree with you, cater to your every whim, give you the time and attention you require, and that’s why we’re making finger puppets at Akbar this week.

They are yarn, they are adorable, they are not much until you add a face! These look like sweaters for your fingers, we have four colors, and they need you, and you need them.

I’m up north this week, but CraftNight Lieutenant Andrew will be there in my stead, handing out the supplies and making sure you’ll have access to all of the sparkly bits you need to create a finger puppet friend.

See you at the Craft Table!

JP Craft Captain

COMING UP:   
April 20th – Spring Grab Bag Crafts! Surprise Packet Love!
April 26th – Bet Yer Bottom BINGOOOOO!!!! (8 to 10pm) 
April 27th – Egg Carton Creatures!

SPECIALS in APRIL: 


APRIL 18th Ian MacKinnon’s PLANET QUEER: INNER WORLD – What’s going on inside? Come explore your Inner World.
Get inspired with QUEER performance, art, music, dance and more!


EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT IN APRIL
APRIL 7 14 21 28 

10PM Gina Young’s SORORITY – a Queer Literary K-hole PERFORMANCE SITUATIONS, SCRIPT-IN-HAND READINGS, THEATRE, QUEERNESS, FEMINISM, DIRTY NEW YORK FEELINGS, CRUISING, ART BAES, LITERARY SALON SLASH PARTY VIBES

 

 

Posted by on April 13, 2016 in Assembly Craft, Sand Craft

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